Debeaked Isa Browns. Not happy

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Gaz the gardner, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. Gaz the gardner

    Gaz the gardner New Egg

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    Hi all, I'm Gaz. The story. Have acquired 10 Isa hens that have had their upper beak badly debeaked/trimmed. Their lower beaks are protruding so much that the girls can't forage properly. Is there a way to shorten their lower beak so that they can do what hens like to do ?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Sorry about your hens. I'm not sure about trimming lower beaks. I really don't like the practice of beak trimming, but many hatcheries sell started birds with trimmed beaks, so they don't cannibalize each other when penned together. I have never taken care of debeaked birds, but here are some threads to read that may be of help to you:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/newsearch?search=debeaked+hens
     

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